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Lilly Principal Engineer - Serialization in Indianapolis, Indiana

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Organization Overview

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

The Global Serialization Program is responsible for providing engineering and technical support for Lilly commercial packaging operations worldwide. Global legislation requires that Lilly products be uniquely identified, tracked, and reported to regulatory bodies. The Global Serialization Program (GSP) manages the complex activities needed to successfully implement, support, and adapt solutions to meet these requirements across the company.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

The Engineer will support design and deployment activities at the sites as a process engineering representative through the length of the deployment activities, as well as provide support to the sites in activating serialization for each market and product by providing both remote and onsite support. The role will partner with both Serialization Software SMEs, IDS CLASS, and TCS personnel to create, maintain, and drive the schedule of work. This knowledge will be used to support internal GSP activities related to asset delivery and supporting processes,

  • Develop a deep understanding of the Serialization solutions deployed to meet Lilly’s global serialization strategy for packaging.

  • Assist Packaging sites globally with developing and implementing process improvements and technology upgrades for serialization that help with minimizing costs and production issues.

  • Major Capital Support - Provide technical leadership, both conceptual and detailed design, to Global Facilities Delivery on major capital projects for the Serialization Process; support the Design Delivery Gate Review process by maintaining Gate protocols and executing gates on major projects.

  • Partner with the business support team within the GSP to ensure alignment with packaging site needs

  • Assist in technical design for the technologies that support or interact with GSP solutions

  • Help prioritize the change agenda and participate in serialization change management governance. Evaluate impact of changes

  • Provide serialization support for site audits as needed

  • Provide Core Solution Leadership and application of CLASS principles as assigned

  • Knowledge sharing - Provide ongoing technical support to site packaging engineering groups, domestic and global.

  • Reviews and prepares presentations and technical reports.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

  • 3+ years packaging, automation, or software experience, specifically related to packaging processes and equipment

Additional Skills and information:

  • Manufacturing site experience strongly desired

  • Experience with packaging equipment, serialization, specifications, qualification/validation process, product/package stability, and packaging components

  • Experience with vendor management, including selection & qualification

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and with minimal direction

  • Ability to work across boundaries (functional, geographic, external company, etc).

  • Thorough technical understanding of the quality systems and regulatory requirements,

  • Project management experience

Position is onsite based in Indianapolis, IN.

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